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CALLING EMERGING ARTISTS: ENTRY FOR GRIFFIN ART PRIZE 2014 IS NOW OPEN

  • Entry for Griffin Art Prize 2014 open 19 May. Submissions deadline 1 August.
  • The Griffin Art Prize will reward the winning artist with a six-month residency in a large well-lit studio above the gallery complete with:
  • A supply of the world’s finest artist materials from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris
  • A solo exhibition at West London’s Griffin Gallery, complete with a catalogue
  • Winner of the Griffin Art Prize announced at shortlist private view on Tuesday 18th November 2014
  • To enter the prize please go to: http://griffinartprize.co.uk/

The Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK is now open for entry to all UK based artists graduated since 2009, and whose primary medium is painting or drawing,

The winning artist will be awarded the one-off opportunity to take up a six-month residency in a large well-lit studio above the gallery. They will also have access to the Innovation & Development laboratory of leading global art brands Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris where the latest art products are developed, a truly unique offering. The winner of the prize will also be given the opportunity to exhibit new work in a solo show in September 2015 which is accompanied by a catalogue. 

The prize will be judged by Alastair Smart, Arts Editor and Chief Art Critic at Sunday Telegraph, Jenny Lindén, owner and Chairman of Lindéngruppen, Jenni Lomax OBE, Director of Camden Arts Centre, and international artists Gordon Cheung and Anj Smith.

The judges will be looking for innovation in painting and drawing and for the applicants’ potential to benefit from the residency.

A long-list of 20 selected artists for the Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK will be announced on 18 September 2014 and will have their work showcased on the Griffin Art Prize website (www.griffinartprize.co.uk). An exhibition of 10 short-listed artists, who will be selected on 6 October 2014, will be held at West London’s Griffin Gallery where the winner of Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK will be selected by the judges and announced at the private view in the Griffin Gallery on 18 November 2014.

Previous winners include Alzbeta Jaresova (2012) who was included in the 2013 Catlin Guide  to the 40 most promising new graduate UK artists, and Luke George and Elizabeth Rose (2013) who are currently developing work in the studio towards their September 2014 solo exhibition in West London’s Griffin Gallery.

Enter now at www.griffinartprize.co.uk

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Contacts:

Kallaway PR
Jack Hickmott
jack.hickmott@kallaway.com
+44 20 7221 7883

Griffin Gallery
Rebecca Pelly-Fry
r.pelly-fry@colart.co.uk
0208 424 3341

Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK

Key dates  
19 May Call for Entries
1 Aug  Closing date for applications.
8 Sept  Announcement of 20 long listed artists
6 October  Announcement of 10 short listed artists
18 Nov   Private View, 6.30-8.30. Announcement of winner
19 Nov – 19 Dec  Exhibition open at the Griffin Gallery
March 2015  Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK winner starts residency
Sept 2015  Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK winner solo exhibition at Griffin Gallery

The Griffin Art Prize 2014
The winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK will have a large, well lit studio space with a supply of materials of choice from top fine art brands: Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris. The studio is located next to a state of the art Innovation & Development department, where chemists work on the development of fine art products.

The winning artist will have the time and space to produce work for a solo exhibition in the Griffin Gallery. Accompanied by a catalogue, this exhibition will be an outstanding individual showcase. The Griffin Gallery and artists' studios are in the Studio Building, two minutes' walk from Latimer Road tube station and ten minutes from Shepherds Bush.

Conditions
All UK based artists graduated since 2009, and whose primary medium is painting or drawing, are eligible to apply for the Griffin Art Prize 2014 UK.

The Judges
Artist Gordon Cheung, of Hong Kong origin Cheung was born in London 1975 where he currently lives and works. Cheung’s multi-media art is exhibited internationally and is included in important collections.

Director of Camden Arts Centre, London, Jenni Lomax OBE has established an international programme of exhibitions, residencies, education projects and public events.

Alastair Smart is currently Arts editor of the Sunday Telegraph and has been reviewing major shows since 2007. He also writes for other leading publications including High Life magazine and Phaidon.com. In 2012 and 2013 he was a Judge for Saatchi Gallery's "Art Prize for Schools" which had over 20,000 school children enter worldwide.

Born in 1978, artist Anj Smith creates small, eerie landscapes and portraits that have been exhibited in Europe and the United States. She will present new paintings at Hauser & Wirth gallery in London this autumn.
Jenny Lindén Urnes is the owner and Chairman of Lindéngruppen, a family business based in Sweden focusing on the long-term development of industrial companies including Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris.


About Griffin Gallery (http://griffingallery.co.uk/)

The Griffin Gallery is a new gallery in West London supporting cutting-edge talent, hosting discussions and celebrating the best in contemporary art in London and around the world through a new award, the Griffin Art Prize.

A particular focus for the Griffin is the championing of craftsmanship across all contemporary art disciplines. Situated underneath the headquarters of world-leading fine art materials brands Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, the Gallery is home to an extensive series of events for artists and arts professionals, including expert talks discussing techniques and advice, running alongside the main exhibition programme.

The Studio Building houses not only the Griffin Gallery, but also an Innovation and Development Laboratory and two purpose-built artists’ studios. The Gallery occasionally hosts workshops in the development studio where invited artists can use cutting-edge art materials, created by resident chemists. This bridges science and art with the latest art materials and colours made using the worlds best raw materials, which go on to be sold worldwide.

This independent gallery is under the Directorship of Becca Pelly-Fry.

Opening Times:
Monday - 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday - 10:00 - 17:00
Friday - 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday – 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday – Closed

Further information:
Gallery Website: http://griffingallery.co.uk
Art Prize website: http://griffinartprize.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GalleryGriffin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/griffingalleryuk
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High House Gallery: www.highhousegallery.com
White Moose Gallery: www.whitemoose.co.uk 

 

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